Airport Extreme + Ext HD connected via Ethernet?

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  1. Chic0 macrumors 6502

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    Hey

    Currently I use an AE+ext HD via USB. I store my itunes music and movies on this Airport drive.

    Recently my HD has been playing up and I am now thinking of replacing it with a bigger and better one.

    I was just going to get another USB drive, but then I stumbled upon these lacie Network drives that can be connected via Ethernet.

    http://www.lacie.com/uk/products/product.htm?pid=10843

    Will I be able to connect these via Ehternet with AE and be able to access my files from it?

    Will I be able to store my itunes library on it?

    At moment I use 802.11g at home. If I opted for this ethernet options for ext HD, would I see faster transfer speeds as compared with USB2?

    Any info would be really helpful.

    Thanks
     
  2. heppy macrumors member

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    looks pretty good but you'll see exactly the same transfer speeds as usb2 if you're only connecting with 802.11g
     
  3. Chic0 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok, if this is the case, when I eventually upgrade my powerbook to MBP with 802.11n, will I see a difference in transfer speed between Gigabit ethernet and USB2?
     
  4. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    i think you are asking the same thing i did, i connected my hd to my airport extreme and i can access the info (music) from my imac connected via ethernet. I found the hd on the network section of the finder if that helps.

    ChrisN
     
  5. Chic0 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah thats exactly what wanted to know. Cheers!

    What is the transfer speed like? I find HD connected via USB2 to AE painfully slow over 802.11g? Is it any better over ethernet?
     

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